Just got back from the game. So glad I went. I love how they did the ring ceremony this year, with the players introducing each other. Watching that banner get unveiled was awesome, I was about 60 feet from it up in the nose bleeds.
As for the game, that was unusually fast paced. One team shot 41.8%, the other shot 41.7%, and they combined for 222 points? Lots of possessions. Houston really pushed the pace, and we looked unwilling to try to keep up in the first half.
But the beauty of this team is the versatility. Don't have enough speed out there? Just replace Fisher with Blake, and Artest with Brown/Barnes. Problem solved. Blake's two threes at the end of the third really woke the crowd up and changed the momentum of the game.
Kobe looked like Kobe, which was a relief.
But tonight was about Blake, Brown, and Barnes off the bench. Killer B's in full effect, ese.